Can you name 2 frequent mistakes and 2 non-typical uses for softboxes

Started Jan 15, 2011 | Discussions thread
Winslo Regular Member • Posts: 186
Re: Can you name 2 frequent mistakes and 2 non-typical uses for softboxes

KevinTheMan wrote:

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MISTAKES

  • softbox centered on the subject so almost half of the light goes unused, in the subject's back (better to have the back edge aligned with the subject)

  • softbox put at a random distance from the subject, without taking into account the fall off (for close subjects) or relative size to the subject (for subject further away)

Hi,

These are are mistakes only if it is not done deliberately.

"mistake" 1: sometimes you do want to feather the light for certain situations.

"mistake" 2: This is a good way to control the tone of the background if you do not have supplementary lights.

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